Israeli Strikes in Syria Kill 8 Pro-Iran Fighters

W460

Israeli air strikes in Syria overnight killed at least eight fighters operating in pro-Iran militias, a war monitoring group said Wednesday.

The strikes targeted an arms depot and a position held by Iranian forces and their Lebanese ally Hezbollah near the capital Damascus, and a pro-Iran militia position in southern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The nationalities of the dead fighters was not immediately know, the Britain-based monitor said. 

Syrian state media SANA earlier said an air strike by "the Zionist enemy" had hit an area "south of Damascus" just before midnight local time.

SANA also reported another strike against the village of Rwihinah in the southern province of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, without reporting any casualties from either attack. 

The Israeli army rarely acknowledges individual strikes and refused to comment when contacted by AFP Wednesday.

Israel has carried out hundreds of air and missile strikes on Syria, targeting government troops as well as Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah forces which support President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Last week, Israeli warplanes struck Iranian targets in Syria, in what the Israeli army called a retaliatory attack for what it said were explosive devices found near one of its bases on the Golan Heights.

SANA said those strikes had killed three Syrian soldiers, while the Observatory said seven allied foreign fighters also died.

On Saturday night, air strikes killed 14 pro-Iran militia fighters from Iraq and Afghanistan in eastern Syria, the Observatory said, adding they were likely Israeli air raids.

Syria's war has killed more than 380,000 people and displaced millions more since starting in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

Comments 16
Thumb janoubi 25 November 2020, 10:53

Expecting a response by hezbollah in the 'heart of occupied Palestine' anytime now!

14 May 2018, 17:56
Nassrallah revealed that Israel was warned via a foreign state that “the next response would be in the heart of occupied Palestine".
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/246151-nasrallah-says-golan-attack-tells-israel-its-raids-won-t-go-unpunished

Thumb eagledawn 25 November 2020, 10:56

The strikes targeted an arms depot and a position held by Iranian forces and their Lebanese ally Hezbollah near the capital Damascus, and a pro-Iran militia position in southern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"Mystic 15 minutes ago
The power of Iran cannot go unnoticed."

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 25 November 2020, 11:13

lol

Thumb eagledawn 25 November 2020, 10:56

2 years ago:
Iran's national security council has warned Israel of a "firm and deterrent response" should it continue to strike targets in Syria.

Thumb eagledawn 25 November 2020, 10:57

"Mystic 16 hours ago
This is the era of the Resistance."

"Mystic:
The difference between Hezbollah and Israel zionists, is that hezb dies with happiness"

Missing un520 25 November 2020, 16:46

We are happy for them.

Thumb eagledawn 25 November 2020, 10:57

"ado.australia:
Yes... Israel now needs permission from Russia to fly in Syria and Lebanon and even in northern Israel! S-400 is a game changer and now only the US F22 raptors can do anything without Russian permission! israel is even more upset as they now cannot even enter Lebanese airspace!!!! Now Israel is finally vonerable in Lebanese airspace!"

Thumb eagledawn 25 November 2020, 10:58

Making the World a Better Place
8 Dead Shia Terrorists at a Time

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 25 November 2020, 11:13

Excellent news !

Thumb galaxy 25 November 2020, 11:38

Good Riddance

Thumb joebustani 25 November 2020, 11:49

Bless anyone person, entity, organization, brigade or country that inflicts extreme pain and unbearable suffering, death, torture, and destruction upon the iranian sectarian terrorist militia, its leaders, members, sponsors, supporters or followers wherever they may be.

Thumb kanaanljdid 25 November 2020, 12:15

Thank you Israel, you are Lebanon best ally and more for Lebanon's sake than Lebanese selfish politicians.

Missing un520 25 November 2020, 16:45

I want news like this everyday. Armed lebanese have nothing to do in Syria.

Missing phillipo 25 November 2020, 20:23

One of these days, or more probably years, Lebanon may eventually learn that Israel can be much more of an ally than Iran.
However, I'm not holding my breath.

Default-user-icon cocoman (Guest) 26 November 2020, 06:17

Very good news indeed... Israel being useful to the world for once...

Missing phillipo 26 November 2020, 07:50

puff, I apologise if you thought that I was stereotyping all Lebanese. That is far from the idea I was trying to get across. I know that there are many in the country who look forward to the day that the country leadership sits down with Israel to talk peace, without Hizballah and its allies holding them to ransom with their armed threats.